We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Management photos
Aquarius Backpackers Motel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking to party this is the perfect spot for you. Everyone is under 25 and traveling throughout Australia. It seems like most stay for one periods of time and it fills up quick. On the other hand if you're looking for a nice place this isn't for you there is black mood in the showers and even... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dylan L
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for 3 nights with a friend and was disappointed by my experience. On arrival we discovered our pillows was stained yellow, which we covered with our pillow cases. The actual mattress was very dirty and again was stained. The bathroom was mouldy and again felt very dirty even though they do attempt to clean it daily. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beth6151

Travelers are raving about these Byron Bay hotels

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't be confused, it's a hostel experience. Even if you're paying $200 per night for a room with ensuite in a "separate area to the hostel". Thankfully they have a hotel security number to call if party-goers are keeping you up but you're better off sleeping in a dorm; where you might actually sleep.

Helpful?
Thank LadyJMC
Dagenham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with the bad news! The only thing dragging this hostel down is the reception staff. After travelling on a 12hr overnight bus and arriving at 7am it would of been nice to be greeted with a smile and warm welcome. The woman on the desk was miserable. Customer service goes a longgg way Rooms were really spacious FREE... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jodie F
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am travelling Australia with friends and we stayed here for 6 nights. The room was a beachouse style up and down with 10 beds. Lovely common area but rooms a bit dated and shower/you let's too. Cleaners come in and tidy everyday which was good. The bar has social events on everyday too from karaoke to ping pong comps.... More 

Helpful?
Thank becksi_boo31
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Great hostel! Really clean with large rooms and superb location in Byron Bay. Bar and café are great fun each night, make sure to go to jelly wrestling on monday nights. Weirdest but most hilarious experience. Super friendly and helpful staff, plus free dinner!

Helpful?
Thank Eden W
Valby
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

I didn't like my stay at this hostel, but the hostel lives up to everything it stands for, and therefore the four stars. It's a party hostel. There's different themes for different nights, fx karaoke, jelly wrestling etc. The staff in the reception and dinner kitchen is nice and helpful. Bar and travelagent not so much. The kitchen is big... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kirsten R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Aquarius After moving from The backpackers Holiday village to join one of our friends, this hostel was absolutely brilliant. The receptionist juggled a few guests arriving into different rooms so we could all be together. We had an 8 bed dorm with an attached 2 bed private room all sharing one bathroom, (which at times could be tricky, especially in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hcrole
Rio de Janeiro
Level Contributor
87 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The hostel is quite nice. The rooms are spacious and bed was comfortable. Location is good, 5 minutes walk to Woolworths and the bars and pubs, 2 minutes walk to the main beach and still within a walking distance to Tallows beach. What I found really nice is that the price includes dinner at their bar, which is quite cool... More 

Helpful?
Thank Felipe H
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself it's really good, clean and organised. The only problem is that the kitchen and dinning room aren't isolated from the pub, so at lunch you can barely hear because of the loud music. They should control more the noise outside the rooms to, sometimes it continued till after 12 pm.

Helpful?
2 Thank Pschildperez
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

46 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (22)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (24)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Byron Bay hotels
0.1 mi away
Byron Central Apartments
Byron Central Apartments
#11 of 34 in Byron Bay
4.0 of 5 stars 188 reviews
0.3 mi away
Holiday Village Hostel
Holiday Village Hostel
#13 of 62 in Byron Bay
4.5 of 5 stars 296 reviews
0.1 mi away
Nomads Byron Bay
Nomads Byron Bay
#42 of 62 in Byron Bay
3.5 of 5 stars 289 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
1.1 mi away
Byron Beach Resort
Byron Beach Resort
#17 of 62 in Byron Bay
4.0 of 5 stars 342 reviews
0.6 mi away
The Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay